Young people should probe National treasury – Mkhwebane

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She called on children on Monday to probe national Treasury spend because it’s not fulfilling its duty which is to economically empower “our people”.

Mkhwebane made this call during a virtual debate hosted by the United Nations Association of South Africa (Unasa) on the topic- should corruption be considered a criminal offense against humanity?

Mkhwebane said corruption is more like stealing from the poor and corrupt acts affects the country at large.

She said corrupt practices are committed by officials in both public and personal sectors.

Mkhwebane further explained that it had been important to know if the country’s constitution is assisting in uprooting corruption and crime and note of how effective the police, Hawks and therefore the national prosecuting authority are in handling corruption.

“They are those who got to move with speed to affect those perpetrators,” Mkhwebane said.

Mkhwebane further urged children to seem at and conduct research on Treasury’s and parliament’s spending.

She added that the previous parliament’s budget on procurement didn’t empower “our people” economically.

She explained that children need to be encouraged to become entrepreneurs, do business the proper ways-according to to the law of the state.

“Be decisive in handling corruption across colour lines and across social standings”, she said.

She said her office, the general public protector and therefore the South African Human Rights Commission are always able to offer their services for free of charge to make sure justice is served.

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